5 Of My Favourite Ethnic Trends For 2017 | Indian Couture

  1. Wrap-Around Blouse

As much as I love the timeless backless, I always enjoy a new twist (quite literally) to the usual high neck or low neck wonders. Wrap-around blouses ooze a silent confidence with their peek of shoulder blades and waist-crunching tendencies.

To create this look I’ve worked with a crushed lime top with a neat bow at the back and paired it with a lime vertically panel printed, flare skirt. Next time, I think I’ll go with brocade pencil pants. I think the best compliment to a wrap-around blouse is a funky necklace/choker.

  1. Benarasi Accents

Benarasi is like timeless jewelry that never goes out of style. I’m loving it especially for this season for the many ways it’s being re-invented to fit a more contemporary palette. I love that the touch of heritage allows it to be eventually passed on as family heirloom. Makes the investment seem that much more worth it. For my Benarasi look, I paired an Anoli Shah white lehenga set with  embellished embroidery and completed it with a striking red Benarasi dupatta for all sorts of color-blocking feels.

  1. Ivory Palette

Ivory Palettes have always had a ubiquitous luxe to them, but for some odd reason I’ve never been more addicted to them than right about now. The combination of creamy ivory, pink champagne and sparkling silver is one that will never go out of style, and can be adjusted to suit so many different personalities and seasons throughout the year. For 2017, I’m thinking – loads of ivory individual pieces, right from dhoti’s to crops to lehengas, the most versatile bet to mix and match outfits.

  1. Overflowing Capes

This is an ethnic trend I’m dragging in from 2016. If you’ve seen my many ethnic looks on Instagram, you know my fetish for capes, and I’m not letting go of them anytime soon. Indian outfits featuring a contemporary twist are literally all things love. A little swish and swash and I almost feel like a warrior all set to conquer the world. Jokes. The movement definitely does give me confidence but more so – because this is our little way of ‘layering’ on this side of the world and you already know that’s not something I can say no to.

As you can see in the video – I threw on a tie and dye cape on a printed crop and dhoti set.

  1. Mixing Prints

On a scale of trickiness, this trend is the hardest one to pull off. But one, that you just have to try for 2017. You can simply start off by replacing the solid top with a soft print. Tip2 – Same print in different sizes will pair well together, regardless of the colour scheme. Tip 3 – Try and stick to similar tones but experiement with different motifs/prints. For example, work with a yellow palette on top and bottom, but maintain different prints for a fun

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{All outfits by Anoli Shah}

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